Removing a Linear Accelerator

21. May 2019 Uncategorized 0
Many times, when a facility gets a new or refurbished linear accelerator, they are replacing an older piece of equipment that needs to be removed.  If you have ever worked with a LINAC you can only imagine how difficult the removal process can be.  Not only is it a large piece of machinery you are ...

Treating Medical Conditions With Radiation Treatment

24. April 2019 Uncategorized 0
Radiation therapy is just one treatment used in the treatment of cancer.  Linear accelerators, LINAC, are often used to deliver radiation which destroys cancerous cells.  LINAC machines use high energy x-rays to deliver radiation to cancerous tumors.  This breaks down and destroys the cancer cells while trying to minimize the damage and exposure to the ...

Reasons To Look Into Purchasing Refurbished vs. New

27. March 2019 Uncategorized 0
There are many reasons that health care facilities look into purchasing refurbished linear accelerators verse new.  Most assume that refurbished medical equipment is purchased solely because it is more affordable than new however that is not the only reason to consider.  Look into refurbished LINAC systems when: Treating fewer than ten patients a day When ...

Fighting Cancer With External Radiotherapy

14. March 2019 Uncategorized 0
There are several questions that come along with a cancer diagnosis. One of the first questions that patients ask is regarding the treatment of their newly diagnosed cancer.  Patients want to know how they are going to rid their body of cancer.  The answer most often, external radiotherapy. External radiation, radiotherapy is treatment of cancer ...

Maintaining Large Scaled Medical Equipment While Cutting Costs

08. March 2019 Uncategorized 0
The pressure is high for the leaders of medical facilities to keep up on the changing technology of medical equipment, improve the quality of patient care, and reduce costs of medical equipment maintenance and care. Creating a cost saving strategy in medical equipment maintenance allows facility leaders to stay ahead of their competition without budget ...

Radiation Therapy 101

27. February 2019 Uncategorized 0
There is a lot of information on radiation therapy online.  The process of delivering radiation isn’t exactly the same between facilities however it’s similar.  In this installment we will look into radiation therapy generically to provide a general overview.  Methods For Treatment There are a number of ways to treat cancer with radiation; the method ...

A Sampling of Different LINAC Components and What They Do

22. February 2019 Uncategorized 0
A drive stand is a large part of a linear accelerator.  It is a cabinet in the shape of a rectangle that is attached to the floor within the treatment room.  The horizontal axis bearings that the gantry rotates on are positioned within the drive stand. Components Within the Drive Stand Klystron or Magnetron RF ...

Exploring Radiation Therapy Treatments Part 2

14. February 2019 Uncategorized 0
As promised in our last blog post today we will dive into the concept of radiation therapy.  In our last installment we discussed linear accelerators and how the radiation beam is produced and delivered.  If you are unfamiliar with LINAC and how radiation is created and delivered look back at our previous blog post before ...

Exploring Radiation Therapy Treatments Part 1

31. January 2019 Uncategorized 0
Medical facilities have a lot to consider when purchasing new or refurbished medical equipment.  It is imperative to offer clients the highest patient care possible while also meeting the goals of the facility.  As patients we often don’t consider the rigorous behind the scenes work it takes to bring us the latest and greatest treatments.  ...

How Does A Linear Accelerator Improve Radiation Therapy?

23. January 2019 Uncategorized 0
With todays technology treating cancer through radiation therapy is completely customized to each specific patient’s need.  Linear accelerators deliver cutting-edge radiation therapy; providing one of the most advanced cancer treatment techniques available.  Linear accelerators are able to deliver targeted radiation beams directly onto a patient’s cancerous growths with minimal damage to the healthy surrounding tissue.  ...